Sustainability Consulting Awards

Our awards recognise and celebrate innovation and technical excellence in the sector, and applaud those consultancies who have made significant advances in both their own and their clients’ sustainability journeys. 

Entries were open to environmental and sustainability consulting firms worldwide (large and small), plus their clients and partners.

"If the world is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, reverse biodiversity decline and provide an equitable society for the future, the very best support will be needed," said Ross Griffiths, director at Environment Analyst. "The entries we received confirm the importance of the consulting community in translating their clients’ ESG and sustainability objectives into action and leading in the global sustainable transition.

"We were particularly pleased to see how far companies have come in embedding diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within both their own companies and the projects they are working on. Much more is needed, now more than ever, but the entries show real progress is being made."

The shortlisted entries are:

ESG Innovation Award

  • Accelerating funding for critical infrastructure to drive the resilience dividend and ESG performance with the ResilienceLens platform - Wood E&I
  • Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol - Stantec
  • The Rio ESG platform - Rio
  • ESG and innovation at Jacobs: PlanBeyond and BeyondIf - Jacobs
  • ESG Fusion and CRISP (Climate Risk, Impacts & Solutions Platform) - ERM
  • ENGIE Impact's ESG innovation journey - ENGIE Impact
  • Sustainable Business Framework - Avieco, part of Accenture

Sustainable Infrastructure Award  

  • Thames Tideway, UK - Jacobs as part of Tideway
  • Dubai Expo, UAE - Jacobs
  • East West Rail, UK - Arup
  • East Lothian ClimateEvolution, UK - SLR Consulting
  • Hyderabad Pharma City, India - SMEC

Transformational Partnership Award

  • Antofagasta PLC – Internalising the Future Financial Impact from Climate Change - SLR Consulting
  • Mainstreaming Climate Considerations across U.S. Water Utility Business Functions - WSP
  • Thames Estuary Asset Management (TEAM2100) - Jacobs
  • Christie's International plc - Avieco, part of Accenture

Sustainability Delivery Award

  • SDGs at the core - RSK Group
  • Sustainability delivery - Jacobs
  • Inclusion Matters - Ricardo Energy & Environment

Net Zero Accelerator Award

  • Low-Carbon Transition Plan Service - Antea Group
  • We exist to future-proof our cities and environments - WSP
  • Launch of our new hybrid and electric vehicle scheme in the UK - Stantec
  • Net zero journey (climate action plan) - Jacobs
  • Our NZ ambition/supporting clients' NZ ambitions - Arcadis
  • Sustainability at the heart - ERM

Sustainability Leader of the Year  

  • Philippa Spence - Ramboll
  • Zoe Haseman - Jacobs
  • Robert Spencer - AECOM
  • Stuart McLachlan - Anthesis
  • Chantelle Ludski - Anthesis

Rising Star Award

  • Brendan Player - Stantec
  • Michael Bentham - Jacobs
  • Matthew Whittle - Jacobs
  • Isabella Kong - ERM
  • Archana Somasekharan - ERM
  • Anna Brockhaus - Anthesis

Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities Award

  • Transforming access to safe and sustainable water in Sub-Saharan Africa - RSK Group
  • World’s first approach to delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods, enshrined in national planning policy - Ramboll
  • Building resilient communities through natural disasters - WSP
  • Jal Jeevan Mission - SMEC

Sustainability M&A of the Year Award

  • A transformational ESG-driven acquisition (Golder) - WSP
  • Acquisition of Cardno - Stantec
  • Corporate Citizenship - SLR Consulting
  • Building an awesome team for sustainability change, implementation and impact - dss+
  • Formation of the Position Green Group - Position Green
  • Woodrow Consulting - APEM Group

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